This year marks the 161st anniversary of the opening of the Rock Island Line, the train connecting Mississippi to Chicago and the East Coast. Take a look at the Lead Belly song inspired by the train, and featuring covers by Lonnie Donegan and Johnny Cash.
Sheet music for Lonnie Donegan’s version of “Rock Island Line
A little bit of Lead Belly on right now. Radio Free Brooklyn fb.me/1yoEw2lkZ
Kurt Cobain's "Unplugged" performance introduced many to Lead Belly's music for that we are grateful.... fb.me/4eXASk64O
Another wonderful tribute to Lead Belly. The discovery of the music of Lead Belly was transformative for young... fb.me/Zrp7kdBQ
"I heard Lead Belly sing and I loved it and I wanted to sing that way, too. That's why I started playing music... fb.me/2vWNaS7A0